Amid Post-election Anxiety, the Internet Copes With Memes

Americans and millions around the world are anxiously awaiting the final results of the 2020 election. After long and sleepless nights, we still don’t know who is going to win states with razor-thin margins like Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Nevada. As suspense mounts, the internet does what it knows to do best: stress-relieving memes that accurately capture the feelings of a sleep-deprived, nail-biting nation.

An entire genre of internet memes emerged in the past few days to parody the unbearable slowness of Nevada’s vote count. Final results in the Silver State might not be announced until Saturday or Sunday, according to election officials. Without offending the dedicated poll workers and volunteers who are counting the votes in Nevada, the memes flooding the internet are fair in their assessment that the state is taking its sweet time to announce its election results.

Steeped in schadenfreude, a plethora of other memes have celebrated

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High-flying U.S. tech stocks get post-election lift, near new highs

By David Randall

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A weaker-than-expected election performance by Democrats and fears of new coronavirus restrictions have prompted investors to double down on high-flying technology stocks, which have come roaring back in recent days to put the Nasdaq within striking distance of a record.

Since Election Day, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite is up 6.6%, easily outpacing the 4.2% gain in the broad S&P 500 over the same time. This was partly driven by investors and traders unwinding trades placed on pre-election assumptions of a Democratic sweep which they thought would usher in higher taxes and more regulation.

Polls had forecast Democrats would solidly win the presidency on Tuesday, extend their control in the House of Representatives and potentially win control of the Senate. While Democratic candidate Joe Biden looks likely to win the presidency, the margin of victory appears to be razor thin; Democrats lost seats in

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Former Facebook content moderator warns of post-election violence

  • Viana Ferguson, a former Facebook content moderator, said during a panel hosted by the nonprofit the Real Facebook Oversight Board that users have become more vocal about the “violence they are willing to execute” toward people.
  • Ferguson said there would “definitely” be calls for violence after the election, regardless of the winner. 
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before Congress on Wednesday to address a law that shields social-media companies from being held liable for the content of users’ post.
  • “We’ve applied lessons from previous elections, hired experts, and built new teams with experience across different areas to prepare for various scenarios,” a Facebook spokesperson told Business Insider.
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A person who was responsible for looking at some of the most hateful content on Facebook said she was sure there

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